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Can't add network user to local admin group

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I have a few systems on a domain.  We have to give the users local (not domain) admin rights so they can install applications when needed.  This has not been a problem on any of the machines but one.  All I've had to do is log into the workstation under the local admin account and add the domain user account to the local admins group. I'm required to authenticate with the domain admin account and it completes.  On this problem machine, when I try to add the user to the admin group, I'm only offered the local machine as a location from which to pull users.  Even when I type in user@domain.local to add them, the machine kicks it back and says that this isn't recognized.

The XP box is running SP2, and is member of a Windows 2003 domain.  Thank you.
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Thanks for the feedback, all.

I have unjoined the domain, deleted the Computer account in AD, and rejoined the domain. No luck.
Also, I get the same results with both the local and domain Admin accts.  I'm simply not able to select the domain as a location for which to search for user accounts.  Entering the FQDN user acct name just throws an error.

It seems like something is wrong with this install of XP.  None of the other workstations had this issue.  I'll try any other suggestions you make, but I foresee a reinstall in the near future...

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Everyone, this issue is now moot because we experienced some emergencies and had to take the DC offline and switch to a workgroup configuration.  Since we never came to a solution, please advise as to how to aware points or not.

Thank you for trying to  help.

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Ok, i will.  Thanks to everyone.
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